Wilderness Discovery
Alan Cree of wilderness discovery

Started studying Bushcraft in 1997 and holds over 10 relevant qualifications including walking group leader, camping group leader and forest school leader. He writes and produces videos on the subject of wild food as “THE HEDGE CHEF” appearing in magazines and has a regular wild food blog at   He has been an Electrical Engineer, Architectural Draughtsman and held an international role at one of the worlds largest banks, responsible for the design of  their buildings. Interested in sustainability he worked with an international environmental group on climate change before moving to the Wye Valley in 1999 to study and teach nature awareness and wilderness skills.

Karen provides professional support in respect of the activities we offer which require skills in coaching and learning and development. Karen’s extensive experience in Project Management, Human Resources and Learning & Development was gained in her career with one of the Big 4 professional services firms and her expertise has continued to strengthen and develop since establishing Simple Effective Solutions Ltd in 2003. She is qualified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (Master Practitioner), Coaching (NLP Coach) and Emotional Intelligence. Working with Alan has enabled her to develop her knowledge of the natural world and how to use it directly as a powerful mechanism for learning and development.

Wilderness Discovery is the outdoor learning element of our company Simple Effective Solutions Ltd. A company which specialises in project management, event management and training. We work with a number of associates who are experts in their own respective fields and  they enable us to provide to our clients areas of expertise which enhance the experiences we offer. They include subjects such as canoeing, falconry, archery and psychometric profiling in respect of our learning and development programmes. Click our company logo to the left to visit the Simple Effective Solutions website.

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Karen Cree of Wilderness Discovery